I’ve been noticing that a lot of you have been asking questions about my workout routine in your comments. I decided what better way to answer your questions than to have my trainer Danny Connolly guest blog about the exercises we do each session. I brought my camera to my training session with him this week so check out all the pictures of us! Danny is AMAZING and he seriously does wonders! So without further adieu, here he is!
Hey everyone. I’m Danny and I’ve been working with Whitney for quite a while now. I’ve been training since ’94, and have worked to really become an expert at sculpting and defining the body over the years. No one in the fitness industry is able to transform a physique like I can!
I’ve been training with Whit since before The Hills even began filming and I have witnessed firsthand her evolution to stardom and she is still that sweet, humble girl I first met! Anyway, down to the workout! I’ve explained the exercises taking place in the first six pictures in the gallery.
1.) This is the cross-cable push/pulls. It emphasizes the obliques and core, in addition to working the shoulders, arms and back muscles.
2.) Here you see the traveling lunge which is a standard trainer favorite. I utilize them with all of my girls and Whit has benefited greatly from this move. It works thighs, butt and hips. We always concentrate on keeping her upper body tall and erect to emphasize the abs too. While they may not be one of her favorites, Whitney does them perfectly! My form is very strict, or I should say that I am very meticulous about the manner in which I teach THIS move in particular.
3.) This is the weighted ball toss for toning the waistline and shoulders — it’s Whit’s favorite move we do! We have her concentrate on controlling the momentum aspect. We keep her arms as straight as possible, too.
4.) This move is tough. It takes a fair amount of upper body strength to lift the lower torso ‘off’ the seat. This move indirectly targets the arms and shoulders, but is actually an abdominal movement. It works primarily the lower ab region.
5.) This one is another Whitney favorite. It is called an alternating bicep curl with the tension bands. She curls the bands across her body and controls the speed on the way down.
6.) Lastly we have the tricep dips on a bench. She does these well every time! We try to keep her upper body close to the bench as she lifts and lowers her body up and down. This move works the shoulders and arms really well!
Well guys, I hope you enjoyed mine and Danny’s little workout how-to! Keep an eye out, we are going to try and do this more often ;)
Check out Danny’s website for more details!